Vista laptop can't see XP network printer

  cyberphobic 15:48 03 Mar 07

I have a part wired/part wireless network with a network printer attached to one of the desktops which all the machines on the network (2 desktops and 3 laptops)can print to. All machines are on Windows XP Pro. I have recently loaded Vista Ultimate on to my laptop and everything works fine apart from the fact that I can't now get the machine to "add" the network printer or see it at all. I have tried various solutions to this problem but had no success. I 've changed the workgroup from WORKGROUP to MSHOME AND and also enabled the Guest account but still no joy, does anyon have any suggestions please?

  BurrWalnut 19:52 03 Mar 07

Firewall, perhaps?

  cyberphobic 23:26 03 Mar 07

Should have mentioned - switching the firewall offf didn't make any difference!

  crosstrainer 10:16 04 Mar 07

Daft I know, so apologise in advance, but you have got the desktop with the printer attached to booted up when trying to connect?

  Micon 14:44 05 Mar 07

Try this,

click Start, right-click Network, and then click Properties

Make sure up the top its on a public network.

In that same window you will see options for file sharing and printer sharing.. Navigate through these and click on the appropriate settings for sharing..

Hope this helps.

  cyberphobic 10:15 10 Mar 07

Please see solution posted in Helproom

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